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Vinland Mystery

Synopsis
This short documentary depicts the search, discovery and authentication of the only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good. Mentioned in Icelandic manuscripts and speculated about for over two centuries, Vinland is known as "the place where the wild grapes grow" and was thought to be on the eastern coast between Virginia and Newfoundland. In 1960 a curious group of house mounds was uncovered at l’Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland by Drs. Helge Ingstad and Anne Stine Ingstad of Norway. Added to the United Nations World Heritage List, l’Anse aux Meadows is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. (29 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Canada
Year of release
2011
Year of production
1984
Subjects
Archaeology
Keywords
Canada; archaeological sites; Norse settlements

Online availability

URI
http://www.nfb.ca/film/vinland_mystery?ec=en20110420
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
William Pettigrew

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Duration/Size
29 minutes

Distributor

Name

National Film Board of Canada

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Phone
(514) 283 9000
Fax
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Address
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